2.08.2012

That Racket

I love to paw furiously on things like mirrors, glass fireplace screens , cabinets and doors. Oh it's such a delight to stand on your back paws (or when I really get into it, I sit down - so I can concentrate) and let those paws fly with purpose.

Initially, when I would paw at the bathroom mirror, my parents thought it was because I was trying to attack the “other” cat I saw in the reflection. Ridiculous, of course I know it’s my own reflection. I’m not pawing to attack or pet myself as they think; I’m making my cat music. Of course I recognize myself, I’m adorable. Who else would it be?

My parents have titled my cat music “That Racket.” I think it's a catchy title. They’ll say things like, “Is that you making That Racket?” or “Quit making That Racket in there, little cat!” I think they really like my song because sometimes they clap their hands loudly and try to sing along with their own lyrics like “Hey, knock off That Racket,” or “I’m coming over there if you don’t knock off That Racket, little cat.” I really like that they come up with their own lyrics, and try to clap along, although they don’t seem to be on-key or to be very good with the rhythm, but I love them for trying.

I’ll admit that I sometimes get so involved playing “That Racket” against a door that I will shut it with my pawing, effectively locking myself in a room for hours on end. I realize I should probably pay attention to the direction that the door swings, before I start pawing in earnest, but really, who thinks of things like that when the rhythm takes them?

Meg - My girl still likes to lay down tracks, anycat wanna join a band?

20 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Princess will join! She adores "that racket" too. She seems to haf an endless supply of energy in her "mature years" fur this pawticular behavior.

Sparkle said...

You mean that kitty in the mirror is YOU, Fin? Well, there is a kitty in MY mirror and I have NO idea who she is! And she certainly looks nothing like you. I hate that mirror kitty.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Star plays a mean packing strap! The Racket of that will make your hair stand up on end!
For the record, Star likes the mirror kitty, Leo hisses at him.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

My Mama would sing that irritating What's New Pussycat everytime I look into the mirror. Hmm....what would this band be called Fin? Pussycat Dolls? har har har *evil laughs*

Carolyn said...

Austin here. You are very fortunate, Finny (I can call you Finny, can't I?), to have pawrents that are so in the groove and can go with the beat. My old girl is deficient in that area. All she does is scream inharmoniously!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are great at getting mum to shout ouchie in rhythm with us pawing her thighs with claws out.
It's amazing how long she can carry on for without drawing breath!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

We will send you Caramel....he was beating out the bass drum on the doorstop last night....

The Cat From Hell said...

Mommy particularly LOVES it when me does that on the sliding door (with my claws out) The skeee of my claws and her Skeees are very harmonious and it always gets the door opened for me!
Kisses
Nellie

Jacqueline said...

We would all love to join in, but Sukki would especially love it=she makes her own racket all the time just like you, gorgeous girl...Happy day, precious Finny!...xoxo...Calle,Halle, Sukki

Jenna and Sissy said...

I enjoy making racket, too! I only do it when my friends come to visit outside our patio door. The human says she should buy Windex stock...I don't understand...

Laurie and the Girls said...

My cat "Itty" Bits wants to know if there is room in the band for a rhythm toliet paper unroller! Bits practices her talents at least once a day and twice if the roll is full!!! Not to mention she has a "Mean" meow!

Brian said...

You are an amazing One Cat Band sweetie!

Marg said...

Oh Fin, I bet that is some kine of good music, that Racket. We are not very musical around here. And Mom sure doesn't sing. Yikes. Good job Fin doing that Racket. Take care

Eric and Flynn said...

Can I join your band Fin? I like playing That Racket on the wall, especially in the middle of the night.
Flynn

The Island Cats said...

Fin, I thought I was the only cat that made That Racket!! You and I could make some beautiful Racket together!!

Ernie

meowmeowmans said...

Angel Maggie used to be quite good at the Racket, too! :)

Purrfect Haven said...

oh thank goodness! Darcy does this A LOT! he paws inside the tumble drier, the bath, 2 cupboards (in particular), the side of a bookcase, a radiator (but only one)... it is lovely to know this household is not alone. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Tamago said...

Oh I would love to come hear your cat music, Fin! It's nice your parents try to join you with their lyrics :-) You make a great band together!!

Cory said...

Finny, I hope I'm not too late!!! You know I adore singing...I have dreams of singing in a band. The Voice is now on TV again and I'm bummed out that I did not get an invitation to audition.

Julia Williams said...

Hahahaha!! I can certainly relate to "that racket" as my cats like to play their own kitty music now and again.